DAVID, Jacques-Louis
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)

Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Comtesse de Sorcy

Oil on canvas, 129 x 97 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

In the first period of the Revolution, David continued to paint portraits of the cultivated upper classes and aristocracy. In 1790, a year of social calm, he had painted the Marquise d'Orvilliers and the Countess de Sorcy. These two women were the Rilliet sisters, Robertine and Anne-Marie-Louise, who had both married rich and titled husbands, and David shows them dignified and at ease, wearing the simple fashions of the day.